Navigating the Many Faces of Memory Loss – free presentation on Wednesday in Wilmette

Posted April 25, 2011
Do you have a client, neighbor or friend who is caring for a loved one with memory loss? Or just someone who is just interested in learning more, please pass along the following.  This is a free event.  Aging Grace, Mallinckrodt/Meskill Center & The Mather invite you to join us for a conversation with Joanne Walsh Malleta, Director of Memory Support at Mather Pavilion in Evanston,  to discuss "The Many Faces of Memory Loss: Navigating the Journey" - Risks and Definition - Communication - Resources - Creating moments of joy     Wednesday, April 27 10 - 11 AM Mallinckrodt/Meskill Center 1041 Ridge Road Wilmette il ...
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Volunteers needs for the Alzheimer’s Association Forget Me Not Days May 13&14th 2011

Posted April 10, 2011
What are you doing on Friday, May 13th? What about Saturday, May 14th? Could you spare a few hours that Friday or Saturday to volunteer for the ninth annual Forget Me Not Days®?   What are Forget Me Not Days? Forget Me Not Days began in 2003 as the annual fundraiser of Bankers Life and Casualty Company - the national life and health insurer - to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association chapters nationwide. On May 13 and 14, 2011 this ‘tag days’ fundraiser will bring Bankers agents and employees, and Alzheimer’s Association volunteers to streets and storefronts to raise awareness and ...
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RTA (CTA) announces upcoming changes for "seniors ride free" program in Illinois

Posted April 8, 2011
My original post on this subject became one of the most searched on my blog and I still get many questions about it.  I received this updated information recently and wanted to share it with everyone! Seniors who are currently enrolled in the Seniors Ride Free program can continue to ride fixed routes without interruption.  However, there are changes that will take place because of the new program.  The following changes will occur: All current senior free ride cardholders will receive correspondence from the RTA in the next few weeks advising of the program changes The RTA is working the ...
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Tax Tips for Seniors

Posted April 7, 2011
April 15th is almost here and I can't believe I forgot to write about this!  Every year this is a popular post so I want to make sure I keep you abreast of any tax tips that seniors and caregivers can use and think about before they file their taxes! Since I am not an accountant not a CPA and actually pay one to do my taxes, please do not consider this legal advice.  However I searched the web and read quite a few articles on the subject and found some great resources that I am sharing below.  If anyone ...
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Ethical Issues Related to End of Life Care

Posted April 6, 2011
The Hallmark of Chicago hosting a CEU presentation for nurses, social workers and other health care professionals. Please join them as their presenters, Kerry R. Peck, Managing Partner of Peck Bloom, LLC and Lori Lomahan, LCSW, MA CEO of Lifecare Innovations revisit well-known cases, such as Terri Schiavo, from a legal and clinical perspective to analyze the ethical dilemmas health care workers encounter when dealing with an end-of-life patient. 4:00-4:45 - Networking and Appetizers 5:00-7:00 - CE Presentation April 20, 2001 The Hallmark of Chicago 2960 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago 60657 Free Parking available RSVP to Colleen McGuire at ...
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Share your story about finding assisted living

Posted April 3, 2011
Searching for assisted living is one of those things many people do not plan for.  And usually they have to make the decision with little time to research.  They may also have feelings of guilt and stress. However if you have done this before you know you are not alone.  But some of us have just started the search and need to know what worked for you and what your experience was like, good or bad.  If you have a story that you would like to share, please contact me I would love to post it on the blog for ...
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A whole bunch of links to veterans benefits – please pass on to any veterans you may know

Posted April 2, 2011
Earlier this week I was sent this email and I thought it was important to get this information out to as many people as possible. Below are web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them. Accordingly, there are many sites that explain how to obtain books, military/medical records, information and how to appeal a denied claim with the VA. Please pass this information on to every Veteran you know. Nearly 100% of this information is free and available for all veterans, the only catch is: you have to ask for it, because they won't tell ...
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Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives (PEARLS) is now live in Chicago

Posted April 1, 2011
The Salvation Army is now open for business with their PEARLS program. PEARLS is the Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives. This is a short term, in-home treatment program designed to reduce depression in physically impaired and socially isolated seniors. PEARLS uses problem solving, social and physical activation and increased pleasant events to reduce depression. This is a behavioral eight session program which takes place over a period of 15 weeks, with follow up phone calls for 3-4 months following completion. There is no fee to the client.  (Medicare may be billed, for those clients who have it.)An appropriate ...
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